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Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
Posts on Regator:2336
Posts / Week:7.2
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Teaching Conference

I will be speaking at the annual conference of the National Economics Teaching Association, which this year is being held on Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th, 2014 in San Diego, CA. If you want to consider attending, click here for more information. You can potentially win a free trip to the conference, as well as some cash, by entering this contest.

Eric Posner and Glen Weyl on Piketty

In The New Republic. A tidbit: Only very extreme scenarios, where every wealthy individual does all of the following at the same time can lead to the sort of explosive inequality dynamics Piketty fears: Marries someone at least as wealthy or bequeaths all wealth to one child. Show More Summary

Wisdom from Thomas Sowell

Larry Kotlikoff's comment on Paul Krugman's debating style in my previous post reminded me of an email I received earlier this summer: Hi Professor Mankiw, I'm an entering graduate student at [withheld] and a long-time reader (reading your blog when I was in high school introduced me to and got me interested in economics). Show More Summary

A Plea for Civility

From Larry Kotlikoff. A noble effort that is likely to be in vain.

Some ACA Readings

Kate Ho and Ariel Pakes Chuck Blahaus James Capretta


Sorry that I have been out of touch with regular blog readers. I have moved to Nantucket for the summer, and the weather here has been too great to spend much time in front of a keyboard. (The three best reasons to be a professor: June, July, and August.)The past few days I have been attending the Nantucket Film Festival. Show More Summary

On Inherited Wealth

Click here to read my column in Sunday's NY Times.

How much has the Affordable Care Act reduced potential GDP?

The Affordable Care Act added "about six percentage points to the marginal tax rate faced, on average, by workers in the economy." So estimates the University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan. Given that labor income was already taxed by income and payroll taxes, that figure indicates the return to working fell by about 10 percent. Show More Summary

Almost back to (the new) normal?

Torsten Slok of Deutsche Bank Research sends along the above graphic. At face value, it indicates the labor market is almost back to normal. If so, this fact suggests that the Fed may soon need to back off its policy of near zero interest...Show More Summary

Retire the Penny

My long-time readers know that I have long favored getting rid of the penny. If you agree, you can now let the White House know via this petition.

From the Harvard Class of 2009

A video for their 5th year reunion, featuring a couple of econ profs.

More Piketty Readings

Jim Hamilton Per Krusell and Tony Smith James Galbraith

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